2018 Benefit Dinner & Auction

Join with other friends of Forgotten Children Worldwide who, like you, have a heart full of love and concern for the fatherless. Our guest speaker is four-time Olympic gold medalist, Tamika Catchings. Tamika played basketball in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever and has overcome many challenges in her life & sports career. (More detail below.) Come hear her inspiring story!

Other highlights

  • Dinner and fellowship
  • Live and silent auctions
  • FCW ministry updates

Date

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

Time

Silent Auction: 4:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:45 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Location

Wells County 4-H Building, 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton, Indiana 4714

Cost

Individual ticket: $45
Table of 8: $340

Dress code is business casual.

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Our Speaker

Indiana’s “do-everything” forward, Tamika Catchings, completed 16 seasons in the WNBA, stepping away from her future-hall-of-fame career following the 2016 season. Her naming as recipient of the very first ESPN Humanitarian Award in 2015 and a 12-year run of community service by her Catch The Stars Foundation are testament to her work off the court.

Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photos by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Since her playing retirement, she serves as director of player programs and franchise development with Pacers Sports & Entertainment, a post that keeps her engaged working with all three Pacers franchises: the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and Ft. Wayne Mad Ants. She operates the cozy Tea’s Me Café on the north side of downtown Indianapolis, and continues her service as an ambassador with the NBA and WNBA. She serves on a developmental committee with USA Basketball. She also began a broadcasting career as a college basketball analyst last season with ESPN and covers Fever games broadcast as part of a local television package.

Catch A Star: Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion

Catchings faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separation from family, challenging expectations and the pain of debilitating physical injury. She reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found a way to shine.

Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tamika is a four-time Olympic gold medalist which matched an Olympic basketball record for men or women. The 12-time All-WNBA recipient & 10-time WNBA All-Star helped lead the Fever to a league-record 12 consecutive playoff appearances, 13 overall. The 2011 league MVP & 2012 Finals MVP, she is the leading rebounder in WNBA history, & its No. 2 all-time scorer. She was named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year an unprecedented five times.

 

Twitter: @Catchin24

Instagram: @Catchin24

Web: catchthestars.org

 


Our Emcee

Dirk Rowley

Dirk Rowley joined INsight on ABC21 in March, 2014. Viewers may recognize his voice, as Dirk has spent over 20 years in Fort Wayne radio, most recently hosting “Majic in the Morning with Dirk and Jeannette” on Fort Wayne’s Majic 95.1.

Dirk is happily married to his Fort-Wayne-native wife, Sabra, has three kids, spends weekends watching travel volleyball or marching band and is still trying to break 80 or, let’s be honest, shoot IN THE 80s in golf. Dirk is from beautiful Upland, IN, and a graduate of Taylor University.

He is active at Pathway Community Church. He enjoys IU basketball, Colts football and Komets Hockey. He welcomes your input and feedback into INsight and looks forward to providing an in-depth view of businesses, services, events and people in our community. Email him at drowley@wpta21.com

 

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